How do you like your action?

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  1. CandidPicker

    CandidPicker Feed & Seed

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    Most folks tell me that 1/16" low E-string is about factory spec. I think that's about the same across all 3 of my guitars. It's usually the pickup height that might vary, depending on strength/config/preference.

    I usually prefer my action in front of me, where I can keep an eye on it. ;):)o_O

    Either that, or I wad it up into a little ball, and toss it over my shoulder, and scrap that idea, thus:

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  2. Bill SAS 513

    Bill SAS 513 Just another old guy in a T-shirt

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    Definitely lighter touch...have watched many videos, from Billy Sheehan wearing the bass up high, to lighten my touch/just turn the amp up, to Shawn's hand-yoga(??) videos. (hand/wrist rubs, etc...)
    I watched Victor Wooten warm up years ago by rubbing his hands and arms, for circulation...all those things add up, especially after the big 5-0!!!!
     
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  3. garrett

    garrett Not a New Member

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    Factory spec is perfect for me.
     
  4. Audie

    Audie New Member

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    I am at the point that I would rather have ice cream.
     
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  5. Acnestes

    Acnestes "If I can do it, it's not art." - Red Green

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    With 10-46's, 3/64 on the high E and about 4/64 on the low measured at the 12th fret, with as little relief as practicable.
     
  6. 801PE

    801PE New Member

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    Factory spec, any lower and i get buzz. I'm probably a little heavy handed.
     
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  7. Tim S

    Tim S King of the barre chord

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    > How do you like your action?

    The last time I was asked that, it cost me a considerable amount of cash.
     
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